A wine with a great weight of fruit. While there is a good amount of new wood, the ripeness and density of the Merlot copes with the toast well. The tannins, dry as they are, show plenty of richness supporting a great well of fruits.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.